2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge for young Entrepreneurs and Innovators (Fully Funded to N’Djamena, Chad and $50,000 Prize) | Opportunities For Africans

Application Deadline: September 2nd, 2022

The United Nations Development Programme Sub-Regional Hub for West and Central Africa (UNDP WACA) has launched the 2022 UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge calling for young entrepreneurs and innovators with impactful solutions in West and Central Africa.

The UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge is an initiative designed to identify and support the transformative innovations and resilience of young people from West and Central Africa. It follows the 2021 inaugural edition – Sahel Innovate Challenge – which provided ten youth from across the Sahel Region with funding ranging from $1,000 – $20,000 to bolster their innovations.



How to Apply

Video Submission Guidelines

Date Activity
July 25 Call for Applications
September 2 Deadline for Applications
September 5 Screening Process
October 14 Pre-Selection Phase of 30 Innovators
End of October Notification to Preselected Innovators
November (TBC) Pitch Day for Finalists and Award Ceremony

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